Sedation Dentistry – High Point, NC

Overcoming Your Dental Fears

There is no such thing as being too old to be nervous or afraid of dental care; people of all ages can experience dental phobia or anxiety. You do not have to let these fears stop you from making important appointments to keep your mouth healthy. When you call Gentle Care Family Dental, do not forget to ask about our two methods of sedation dentistry in High Point, NC that can make every visit stress-free.

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

We recommend oral conscious sedation for patients with particularly strong dental fears. You’ll be given medication that needs to be taken at home the day of your appointment. The effects will already start to kick in by the time you get to our dental office, so make arrangements with a friend or family member to drive you to our dental office. You’ll also need them to take you home and keep an eye on you while you’re recovering.


Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Are you only mildly anxious about dental care? If so, then nitrous oxide is probably the most straightforward solution. It requires very little preparation on your part; you simply arrive at our dental office as normal, and when the treatment begins, we’ll place a special mask over your nose to allow you to breathe in the sedative. You’ll be in a euphoric state throughout your visit, and once the mask is removed, you’ll recover quickly and be able to drive yourself home.